Archive for November, 2010
Judy and Steven’s wedding on the day before Halloween was just what we needed to get into the spirit of the great holiday. The decor of the evening was perfectly d.i.y. and fitting of Judy and Steven’s personal style. Before the wedding Judy was able to get us abord the USS Olympia for some photos, which was great because it allowed us to get some different types of backgrounds than the usual wedding. Everyone at the wedding had such great personalities, and it was clear they were having a great evening… which is the most important thing, right, having a blast? Well we had a blast shooting it. Thanks Judy and Steven for having us as your wedding photographers!
- Carina and Amanda
Brooke and Brad got married in the picturesque Spring Lake, NJ. The ceremony was at a beautiful church off a pond in a town with historic charm and a beach view. After the ceremony, we wandered around the pond and the beach, which had amazing light. I had a wonderful time photographing them!
This wedding is coming to you in two parts. Why? Because it’s a special one! (Not to say that all our weddings aren’t special.) A year ago we ran a contest for free wedding photography through Rock n Roll Bride, and Gaelyn and John won! This is the first time we’ve ever done a contest and it was definitely a positive experience. We really had no idea what we were in store for. We weren’t sure that anyone knew of us outside of Philadelphia, and we really wanted to branch out to other parts of the country. This was the perfect opportunity.
Gaelyn and John were married at a 1920’s beach cottage in Carpinteria, California… which is just about the farthest thing from Philadelphia. Even though we were completely unfamiliar with the territory, had never met the couple in person, and only had about half of our equipment with us, we were up for the challenge of making these photos some of the best we’ve ever taken. To tackle this, we brought the equipment that was essential: our digital cameras, flashes, and multiple lenses. We had to keep the heavy duty artillery home (lights kit, hand held lights, flash attachments) because we just couldn’t carry everything with us. The following morning after we arrived (the day before the wedding), we spent 2 hours walking around the town and beach, scouting locations of shots of the couple. Then we spent another 2 hours with Gaelyn and John, staging a “day-before” shoot where they took us around to some of their favorite spots (pictures coming soon of that). After that we felt that we were fully prepared for the wedding!
Gaelyn and John were such great hosts and very friendly! The day went so smoothly and Amanda and I felt that we really could get the shots that we want, and at the same time, get the shots that they would love as well. With that said, we’ve conquered California and would love to shoot there more often. In fact, we pretty much want to shoot in every state and maybe even get a few in Europe someday, so if you’re not in the Philadelphia area but still love what we do, hit us up!! Also if you need more awesome stuff to look at, be sure to check out Rock ‘n Roll Bride’s post on this wedding, which will have all the detail and vendor information. And lastly, Gaelyn and John’s own wedding videography website, What We Do Films, which is to die for!
Thanks Gaelyn and John for having an awesome wedding! And a special thanks to Kat from Rock n Roll Bride for hosting this contest, we couldn’t have done it without you!
- Carina and Amanda
Mikey and Sarah are good friends of mine, so I wasn’t actually on assignment for their wedding, but I did take some photos. Carina enlisted the help of our friend Shannon from Fromage Photography as a second shooter. Mikey and Sarah’s wedding started as a picnic in the park. They had a short and sweet ceremony complete with vocal stylings of our friend Nick Haslett. Ceremony was followed by drinks and a picnic lunch prepared by the bride and groom (and friends!). There was a short break and then a dessert reception, complete with a pie buffet made by friends and family (including myself!) at Power Plant studios. The day was a perfect tribute to the two of them, with lots of little personal touches. Thanks guys for not making me work on your wedding day, it was awesome!
The victorian wedding of Heather and Chris, a couple living in Boston, was held on the Moshulu in Philadelphia on October 15th. Heather, an artist and Chris, a musician at heart wanted guests to feel like they had “stepped into a fantasy era of antiquity”. The bride’s custom made corset top dress by Dianna DiNoble of Starkers Corsetry, was met by the groom’s coordinating suit and vintage accessories in front of the ship during their first look. From there we hit historic landmarks like Elfreth’s Alley for photos. The couple exchanged vows at sunset on the ship’s mid deck. The reception to follow included many handmade touches such as the table decorations. Art Noveau portraits done by the bride were included on invitations, programs, labels and signage. Music provided by the band The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, which included a washboard percussion section was another one of the many elements that helped create the overall atmosphere the couple sought for their big day.